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Full list of today's challenges and giveaways.>>


Live Updates

9:00 p.m.: Today has been a truly incredible show of purple pride. Thank you, Wildcats around the world, for participating in #CATSGiveBack and supporting Northwestern. Be sure to check back here tomorrow for a full recap!


7:00 p.m.: #CATSGiveBack is coming to an end in two hours, but that's still plenty of time to make a gift! Thank you to all who made a gift to the Adam Karr '93 dollar-for-dollar challenge, and of course, a BIG thank you to Adam! When you make a gift this hour, you will be entered to win a pair of tickets to this year's Waa-Mu show. And if you're still interested in a challenge, a generous, anonymous alum will make a gift of $5,000 if 100 people give by 9 p.m. Let's bring it home, 'Cats!

5:20 p.m.: Calling all Wildcat football fans! Make a gift this hour and you will be entered to win a Gator Bowl football signed by Coach Fitz and the coach of Mississippi State!

4:00 p.m.: Still lots going on for #CATSGiveBack: Northwestern's Chemistry department is #4 in the world, and if you make a gift this hour, you can enter to win a tour of Dean Mark Ratner's chemistry lab! Be sure to check out a video of alum Brian Posner '83 talking about his passion for NU. And don't forget about the dollar-for-dollar matching challenge issued by Adam Karr '93!


3:30 p.m.: Wow! Another incredible challenge! We Will Campaign Co-Chair Adam Karr ’93 has been so inspired by the amazing show of support today that he challenges alumni to make their gifts now. He will match your gift dollar-for-dollar up to $1000 toward any area of NU! This challenge will run until he matches $25,000. Step it up ‘Cats!

2:30 p.m.: We're just past the halfway mark 'Cats! We've raised $169,800 from 320 donors so far, but there is still plenty of time to join the #CATSGiveBack movement! If you make a gift in the next 30 minutes, you will be entered to win 4 courtside tickets to the NU vs. Western Michigan basketball game. Other giveaways throughout the rest of the day include a behind-the-scenes tour of the NU basketball facility, tickets to Waa-Mu, a Young Alumni Ski Trip, and Reunion Weekend Tailgate Tickets! Plenty of excitement, so stay tuned and make your gift now!

1:30 p.m.: A BIG thank you to NAA Past President Dan Jones '60! His matching gift of $50,000 inspired over 200 gifts in just five hours! Way to show the purple pride Wildcats!

12:40 p.m.: Northwestern has made an incredible impact across the world. Check out this #CATSGiveBack Giving Tuesday video

12:00 p.m.: Way to show the world how #CATSGiveBack! As of now, we've raised a total of $134,448 from 222 donors! Thank you to NAA Past President Dan Jones '60 for his generous matching gift of $50,000. Congratulations to Sarah Legge '06 who won the PTI ticket giveaway by making her gift to Project Wildcat. There are still plenty of giveaways and challenges throughout the day; make your gift between now and 1:00 p.m. and you will be entered to win a hard-hat tour of the beautiful new Music and Communications building. And be sure to watch the video showing the incredible impact that Northwestern has made this year at

11:00 a.m.: Happy Birthday Coach Fitz! If you love NU athletics (or any part of Northwestern!), make your gift this hour to enter to win a football signed by @coachfitz51.

10:35 a.m.: We're off to a great start for #CATSGiveBack! As of now, we've raised $36,324 from 127 gifts! Let's keep going strong, Wildcats! Join the movement and make your gift now at

10:00 a.m.: It's The Daily Hour during #CATSGiveBack! Make your gift this hour and you'll be entered to win a pair of tickets to a live taping of @ESPN's Emmy-award winning Pardon the Interruption (@PTI), thanks to generous alum @RealMikeWilbon #CATSGiveBack


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9:30 a.m.: A generous donor has made a gift of $10,000 to @NU_LIBRARY for #CATSGiveBack. Whether it's Deering, Special Collections, or the Music Library, whether it's rare books, digital collections, or archives, tweet @NUAlumni on why you love the Northwestern Library! Or show your library love!


8:30 a.m.: Make a gift by noon at for the #CATSGiveBack $50K Challenge issued by NAA leader Dan Jones '60.